Jordan Luplow belted a two-run homer and Madison Bumgarner pitched into the seventh inning as the surging Arizona Diamondbacks won their third straight, beating the Miami Marlins 9-3 on Tuesday in Phoenix.
Bumgarner (2-1) allowed two runs on six hits with one walk and five strikeouts over 6 1/3 innings. Arizona has won 11 of its past 14 games to move three games over .500 at 17-14.
Jorge Soler gave Miami a brief lead with a two-run homer in the top of the first inning. The Marlins have dropped three straight games and nine of their past 10.
Geraldo Perdomo and Alek Thomas each had two hits and two RBIs for Arizona, which has won its first five meetings against Miami this season.
The D-backs tied the game in the bottom of the first against Marlins starter Jesus Luzardo (2-3). Cooper Hummel drew a leadoff walk in front of Luplow, who knocked a 1-1 fastball into the left-field seats.
Luzardo allowed the next two batters to reach base before escaping further damage with three consecutive strikeouts.
Arizona broke the tie with four runs in the third inning. After Louis Head replaced Luzardo with two out and two runners on, Nick Ahmed and Perdomo each singled in a run.
Thomas then doubled in a run for his first career RBI before Perdomo scored from third on a wild pitch.
Luzardo allowed four runs on two hits over 2 2/3 innings while throwing 78 pitches. He walked four and struck out six in his shortest outing of the young season.
Arizona pulled away with three runs in the eighth against Dylan Floro, who was making his season debut after starting the year on the injured list with right rotator cuff tendinitis.
Perdomo and Thomas had consecutive RBI singles before Jose Herrera grounded into a fielder’s choice. Hummel then capped the rally with a run-scoring double.
Jacob Stallings singled in a run in the ninth for Miami, which left eight runners on base. Miguel Rojas and Joey Wendle had two hits apiece for the Marlins.
D-backs second baseman Ketel Marte went 0-for-3 with two walks, snapping his hitting streak at nine games.
–Field Level Media